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Muir, John
A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1916. First Edition, Limited to 550 numbered copies. Large paper edition printed at the Riverside Press, Cambridge. 4to. 220pp. Index. Hand-colored photogravure frontispiece (with printed tissue guard) of a painting by Amelia M. Watson titled 'A Florida Sunset.' 17 plates, including map, tipped in. Green laid paper boards, dark green buckram spine, gilt-stamped dark green title label on spine; untrimmed pages in original brown printed dustjacket; housed in publisher's slipcase with color plate to side. A fine copy in professionally restored dustjacket and slipcase. "This book is autobiographical and takes Muir from his departure from the University of Wisconsis to this first summer in the Sierra. It is composed of: Muir's journal that he kept on his walk to the Gulf through his arrival in San Francisco, where the journal ends; An excerpt from a letter written by Muir to Mrs. Jeanne Carr that relates his first excursion in California to Yosemite; and Twenty Hill Hollow,' which chronicles Muir's enthusiastic appreciation for the low hills that border the plains of the great Central Valley." - Kimes 339.
Bookseller: Carpe Diem Fine Books [USA]

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